COVID NY update: COVID vaccine moves state, using 2 doses as 1 dose to federal government, Cuomo says


NEW YORK CITY (WABC) – Both New York City and New York State have expected next shipment until early next week.

The news comes as more and more hospitals cancel vaccination appointments with new appointments scheduled through Monday.

15 vaccine centers have also closed.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is now blaming the ex-Trump administration for opening multiple categories of eligibility without increasing supply.

“You should have opened it as an allotment. Anyway, what we have done is not what they did. And now you have a period of confusion and anxiety because you can do 250,000 a week on seven million people. Trying to kill him., “Cuomo said.

Another quarter million dose will come in time for next week, but state officials say it is far from enough.

Some have suggested using a second dose, which is in storage as the first dose.

During a visit to a COVID-19 vaccine pop-up site on Saturday at the NYCHA campus in Brooklyn, Cuomo said it would only be possible with the cooperation of the federal government.

“The reason the federal government has to agree is because they have to agree that they are going to send you enough second dose in the future. Otherwise, you want to give them the first dose to the people and then you don’t have another. ” Dose for them, ”said Cuomo.

Health experts say it is important to administer a second dose of vaccine within the timeframe outlined by federal guidelines to ensure long-term preservation.

So far, more than a million people in the state have received their first dose of the vaccine.

At Friday’s briefing, Cuomo said that the week’s six allocations, about 250,400 doses of delivery, are on the way, but those deliveries “are delivered in various ways by the federal government and they arrive at different times throughout the week . “

Cuomo said that the state is capable of managing about 80,000 doses per day and can easily do 100,000 per day.

“The moment vaccines arrive, our goal is to include them in the weapons as soon as possible. 250,400 doses per week is not enough,” Cuomo said.

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